Painted & Stenciled Garden Planter Buckets

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Several years ago, I white washed two buckets with watered down Rustoleum Heirloom White paint. I use the buckets for hanging baskets from my eaves.

This year I decided to give the buckets a makeover.

After scrubbing the buckets down with hot soapy Dawn Dish Soap water and a rag, I brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Colonel Mustard.

I found this farmhouse stencil at Dollar Tree recently. I think its perfect for a bucket front in a rustic garden.

I taped the stencil onto the front of one of the buckets, and pounced on the stencil using and acrylic paint, Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

Measure with a ruler to center the stencil.

Here is one of my buckets with the Dollar Tree stencil.

I took the buckets outdoors and sprayed on three coats of Painter's Touch Clear Matte Sealer.

These four annuals were chosen for planting in the buckets.

My choices were Cheers Yellow Danziger Calendula, Caleo Orange CalendulaHula Gold Medal Calibrachoa, and a Techno Dark Blue Lobelia.

I ended up going with three plants, and excluding the orange calendula. I have upcycled other galvanized buckets HERE and HERE.

Of course, there is still a lot of growing and filling in to do with my hanging buckets of annuals.

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